Virginia Union University’s women's track & field finished in 9th place with 12 points in the 2019 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track, which concluded on Monday, February 11, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The winner, Virginia State University, scored 129 points and captured its second women's title at the CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. They were followed in second place by Saint Augustine's University. Fayetteville State University posted its first ever podium finish in third.
Freshman Sarah Adams had an outstanding blazing weekend, where she posted a school record in the 3000 meter run with a converted time of 11:37.73 to place fourth overall. This was a 20 second improvement on her entry time. Adams also had a 20-second season best in the mile to place sixth in a flat-track conversion time of 5:40.28.
Sophomore Sheila Day came out of the prelims in the 60 meter hurdle ranked fifth, but was struck midair during the final race by another competitor. She still rallied to place seventh overall.
Also scoring points was the Distance Medley Relay who placed seventh with a team of Adams, junior Chaunsa Saunders, freshman Daejah Majette, and sophomore Jepngetich Sheila. Majette also posted a season best of 1:02.82 in the 400 meter dash to place 12th.
The Panthers now will begin preparations for the 2019 outdoor season, with their first meet in March 15 at VCU in Richmond, VA.